Looking ahead to 2021

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I thought I’d provide one last “news and views” for 2020.

I’ve been very busy since attending the virtual SCBWI/Smithsonian Nonfiction workshop at the beginning of November. The workshop was not as good as it would have been in person but I was super impressed with the efforts made by the organizers to provide social opportunities as well as educational ones. And boy was there a lot of educational content! Since then, I’ve been working on three different nonfiction proposals that I hope to be able to share with you soon. (They are all currently on submission so please keep your fingers crossed for me!)

CRISPR: A Powerful Way to Change DNA has been out in the world for three months now. It’s exciting to hear from readers and know that my first published nonfiction title is finding its way into classrooms. Here’s an interview I did recently with Deborah Kalb about the process of writing about gene editing. I’m so grateful for everyone’s support!

Like a lot of people, I’m ready to leave 2020 behind. No, I don’t think all of the world’s problems will be fixed in 2021. But I’m hopeful that a vaccine will get us beyond the crisis stage of this pandemic. For an overview on how vaccines work, check out my latest post on SciWhy.

Photo Credit: Poetry Club

And with that, I wish you all the best for the rest of 2020. As Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer, says, “be kind, be calm, be safe.” xo